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UNPLANNED: An Inside Look at the Hit Film with Doug Johnson

Unplanned is a new hit movie about former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson's journey to the pro-life cause. Gritty and heart-wrenching this film has defied expectations to land in the top 4 at the box office, even though it is showing at a fraction of the theaters of bigger budget movies. Recently, I sat down with Doug Johnson, husband to...

What Jayber Crow Can Teach Us About the Priesthood and Celibacy

As someone who sees perennial bachelorhood as a societal sickness, recommending Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry might seem counterproductive.  Jayber, Berry’s main character in the novel, is a small-town barber that finds himself an “ineligible bachelor,” as he puts it.  He never marries, never has kids, and in that way is “free” of the burdens of family.  However, Jayber’s life...

Honor Your Father and Mother: The Importance of Tradition Today

A common trope in popular films is a character who loses his memory and has to rediscover the truth about who he is. These films can be big budget action thrillers, dramas about aging, or cheesy chick flicks. But regardless of the genre, these films are compelling because they reflect the fact that losing one's memory is one of the...

The World is on Fire. Here’s What You Can Do to Help.

Even a cursory glance at news headlines is enough to plunge one into anxiety. Mass-killings. Inflamed, hate-filled rhetoric. Mutual mockery. Revelings in perversion. Moral debauchery. Religious persecution. Terrorism. Scandals. These are the defining marks of our age, it seems. And that is not to mention the polarized cacophony of insults and vitriol that social media has become. There is so...

Announcing the Official Catholic Gentleman Book

If you've been following me on social media, you've no doubt seen me make mention of the fact that I've been working on a book for some time now. Today, I am now pleased to announce that The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today will be available for purchase on April 22, just in time for Easter. I hope you'll...

7 Books that Should Be on Your Shelf in 2019

The saints tell us that reading a good Catholic book can enrich your soul and help you grow in holiness. And I've found that maxim true in my own life. Here are 7 books I recommend reading this year. 1. Tradition and Sanity: Conversations & Dialogues of a Postconciliar Exile (Dr. Peter Kwasniewski) In our rootless age, embracing tradition is...

This Lent, Feed the Hunger Within

When we think of Lent, it rarely calls to mind feeding our desires. Rather, for those who fast or engage in other penitential practices, Lent feels like a a seasons of denying our hunger and of mortifying desires. Perhaps it is even a season where we feel physically hungry for the first time in a long time. This is well...

Is it Okay to Meditate as a Catholic?

With the rise of Headspace, Calm, and all of the other mindfulness meditation apps, those of us coming from a Christian background can have a lot of very good questions: are these methods okay to use? Are they bad or evil? Are they Buddhist? Are they in line with Church teaching? I, myself, was an avid Headspace user for 3...

Chains of Freedom: A Uniquely Catholic Antidote to Masturbation

It's still early in the new year, and resolutions and fresh starts are still inspiring us. Lent approaches. Many readers of The Catholic Gentlemen are participating in the ascetic rigors of Exodus 90. This is in many ways the most proper time of year for the unchaste, especially those with long-term addictions to pornography and masturbation, to make a fresh...

What is Truth? Discerning What is Real from Propaganda

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:2 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” John 18:38 “The 1640’s in England were the propaganda years, when myth became truth because so...

Leadership is Love

What is leadership? In a word, love. Leadership is love. If this assertion strikes you as odd at first, perhaps overly simplistic and dismissive of the grit and ire normally associated with “true” leadership, I imagine you are not alone. The argument, “Leadership is love,” sounds absurd juxtaposed to modern connotations that would have us believe “good” leadership is all...

Just Say No to Alexa

“Man is the only animal nature has endowed with the gift of speech.”- Aristotle, Politics It is estimated that almost a quarter of American homes have a voice-enabled ‘smart speaker,’ and experts predict that over half of households will within a few years. The lion’s share of these devices are Amazon’s Alexa. A closer consideration of this situation could render...